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Author Guidelines

International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues (IJEFI) publishes original, unpublished studies related to economics and finance. Each paper has to have a certain format in order to be published in the journal.

All submission will be initially assessed by the editor for suitability for the journal. Papers deemed suitable are then typically sent to two independent expert reviewers to assess the scientific quality of the paper. Reviewers are expected to respond in 30 days. The Editor is responsible for the final decision regarding acceptance or rejection of articles. The Editor's decision is final. 

  • All papers must be submitted by online submission
  • Authors should follow the format of the journal.
  • All correspondence should be directed to the editor.
  • There is no submission fee.
  • Publication fee for each accepted article is $590 USD, which is not refundable. There is no additional costs.

 The following style of instructions should be followed in the manuscripts submitted for publication in the International Journal of Economics and Financial Issues.

  1. All submitted manuscripts must be original work that is not submitted to another journal or under consideration for publication in another form, such as a monograph or chapter of a book. Authors of submitted papers are obligated not to submit their paper for publication elsewhere until an editorial decision is rendered on their submission.
  2. The text of the manuscript should be prepared in 11 pt type with 1 inch margins. The text should be single spaced.
  3. The title page shall contain the title of the manuscript, an abstract of not more than 200 words, 2-6 Keywords and 2-4 JEL Classifications codes.

The title page should also include the names of the authors, their affiliations and email addresses. Corresponding author should be clearly indicated.

  1. Footnotes should appear at the bottom of the page on which they are referenced
  2. Tables and Figures must be numbered with Roman numerals and should be placed in the appropriate place in the main text. Tables can be single spaced and the font size should be 10 pt. Each table and figure must have a title followed by a descriptive legend.
  3. Equations must be numbered consecutively on the right margin. Please submit math equations as editable text and not as images.
  4. References appear at the end of the paper. They should be single spaced and 11 pt font size. APA reference and citations format should be used. Ensure that All references mentioned in the Reference List are cited in the text, and vice versa.
  5. All citations in the text should refer to:
  6. Single author:the author's name (without initials, unless there is ambiguity) and the year of publication; 
    2. Two authors:both authors' names and the year of publication; 
    3. Three or more authors: first author's name followed by 'et al.' and the year of publication. 
    Citations may be made directly (or parenthetically). Groups of references can be listed either first alphabetically, then chronologically, or vice versa. 
    Examples: 'as demonstrated (Ozturk, 2000a, 2000b, 1999; Ozturk and Acaravci, 1999).... Or, as demonstrated (Ozturk, 1999; John, 2000)… Ozturk et al. (2010) have recently shown ...' 
    List: References should be arranged first alphabetically and then further sorted chronologically if necessary. More than one reference from the same author(s) in the same year must be identified by the letters 'a', 'b', 'c', etc., placed after the year of publication. 

The complete list of references should be as follows:

Reference to a book: 

Grossman, G.M., Helpman, E. (1991), Innovation and Growth in the Global Economy. Cambridge MA: MIT Press.

Reference to a chapter in an edited book: 

Pesaran H.M., Shin, Y. (1999), Autoregressive distributed lag modelling approach to cointegration analysis, in: S.Storm (Ed.) Econometrics and Economic Theory in the 20th Century: The Ragnar Frisch Centennial Symposium, chapter 11, Cambridge University Press.

Reference to a journal publication: 

Ozturk, I., Acaravci, A. (2010), CO2 Emissions, Energy Consumption and Economic Growth in Turkey. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, 14(9), 3220-3225.

Kula, F., Aslan, A., Ozturk, I. (2012). Is per capita electricity consumption stationary? Time series evidence from OECD countries. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews16(1), 501-503.

Reference to a website:
Cancer Research UK, 1975. Cancer statistics reports for the UK. (accessed 20 May 2013).

Reference to a dataset:
[dataset] Oguro, M., Imahiro, S., Saito, S., Nakashizuka, T., 2015. Mortality data for Japanese oak wilt disease and surrounding forest compositions. Mendeley Data, v1.

  1. Authors are expected to consider carefully the list and order of authors before submitting their manuscript and provide the definitive list of authors at the time of the original submission. Any addition, deletion or rearrangement of author names in the authorship list should be made only before the manuscript has been accepted and only if approved by the journal Editor.
  2. English Language Editing Service

Ensure that your work is written in correct scientific English before submission. If not, Enago will handle the language editing and make sure that your paper is free of grammatical, spelling, and other common errors.

Enago website:

There are no strict formatting requirements but all manuscripts must contain the essential elements needed to convey your manuscript, for example Abstract, Keywords, Introduction, Materials and Methods, Results, and Conclusions

Papers that do not follow these guidelines will be returned to the authors by the Editorial Assistant.


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